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Religion / WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO GO THROUGH FOR THE NAME OF GOD TO BE MAGNIFIED! by Funkamazing(f): 9:10pm On Nov 11
Lessons from today's fellowship.

Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way.”Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon. Daniel 3:29-30

The meaning of the word "Harvest" to the world is different from the meaning to the Lord.

The world requires you to save/invest for a harvest that will not cross beyond this earth. The Lord requires that you give/scatter for a harvest that transcends world's (earth and heaven).

In the world, the weather must be favourable for the harvest to be bountiful. A flood/ thyphoon will destroy harvests. But in the Lord, even a tornado is a tool to bringing about an abundant harvest depending on where we stand.

In order to bring our harvest to physical manifestation, we need to stand for God like Shadrach, Mashach and Abednego. When they stood for God in the face of death, their harvest of promotion came and God was glorified when the King bow down to the King of kings.

When an harvest is about to manifest things might turn upside down as it was also in the case of Apostle Paul who was told that if he embarked on his planned journey to Jerusalem, he will be bound by the authorities (Acts 21) but he insisted on going. If you were given that prophesy will you go or stay knowing that journey was for the glory of God. The bible says if you want to save your life, you will lose it..

Apostle Paul went to Jerusalem and was truly bound, ship wrecked, bitten by a snake, In order to preach far and wide. Note: despite his trials, he did died at old age.

Missionaries brought Christianity to Africa when we were deep into idolatory. Some were murdered and some died of sickness but more still came to spread the gospel. I know that they did not have earthly riches, but their crown in heaven will be filled with diamonds of souls still being won to Christ today.

Some of their lineage/generations enjoys unexplained favour due to their stand for God.

I ask you, where do you stand? When it's calm or during trials, when you're in good health or in sickness, when you're rich or poor, loved or despised, when God answers you or when He's silent, when God favours you or when He slays you?

Pray for the grace to stand now and always.

Shalom!


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Religion / WHAT IS IN YOUR HAND by Funkamazing(f): 2:40am On Oct 08
Moses (a shepherd) had a rod as he stood before the red sea

Prophet Ezekiel (a priest ) had his voice at the valley of the dry bones

The widow (mother) had a pot of oil at the point of bankruptcy

They were all at a critical point, desperate for a solution....they looked to God and as Psalm 34:5 said, "They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed."

I ask you, what is in your hand? Even if its dirt, use it and you will not be shamed.

With Christ, crisis becomes breakthrough.

Only with Christ



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Religion / MEN PLEASERS by Funkamazing(f): 1:40am On Aug 28
not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. Ephesians 6: 6-8

The life of Saul and David shows the result of being a men-pleaser or a God-pleaser.

Both were anointed king from being a nobody (even in their own families) without even lobbying/asking for it.

Saul felt so unworthy that he went to hide when it was time to show him as king to the whole nation in 1Samuel 10:22.David was so overlooked that he was forgotten when the priest of the whole nation of Israel invited the family for a national service in 1Samuel 16:5.

Saul was fit only to look for donkeys while David was fit only to take food to his elder ones at the warfront.

There ends the similarities.

Saul was never recorded to seek the face of God before a battle, David is constantly enquiring of the Lord before he goes to any battle.

Saul was first son while David was the lastborn.

Saul was brutal in pursuing his ally-turned-enemy but David was busy avoiding any form of harm to Saul through his own hand or command.

Saul ordered the killing of 83 priests and a whole city because they helped David but when David had Saul at his grasp, he did not touch him because of the fear of God.

In all the aggression and self-will, Saul, despite being king without the input of man, lost his kingdom because he was more interested in what men want and discarded what God wants.1Samuel 15:21, 30

David, despite several opportunities did not listen nor act on people's desire for him to harm Saul....No because he can't, but because he identifies that vengeance belongs to God.

We all know whose throne God established FOREVER.

So, I ask you.... after God has favoured you into a position you NEVER thought you can ever attain in life, what do you do next.... think of how you will please men (which has caused many to sin) or how to please God?

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.

Choose now, for a better nation for us all.

Shalom!

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Religion / QUIT FIGHTING WARS by Funkamazing(f): 11:40am On Aug 18
Lessons from today's fellowship.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Corintians 4:17.

What are wars? These are the challenges that we face as human beings....poverty, unemployment, sickness, delay in childbearing, accumulating bills,etc. It is not for us to fight these wars as God allows them before they can be there ( Job, Rachael, etc). People of great destiny go through a lot of tribulations but it's all to the glory of God. Examples are Elizabeth and Hannah who were mothers to great men,even Apostle Paul himself,etc

When God has a plan to make an individual great in a particular way, such an individual will face great torment in that aspect of his life as the devil will want to make sure God's plan fails. If you will be great and be mightily used by God at that career, the devil will make sure you don't even graduate.etc but we should not forget that God is still The Almighty and is in control. No matter what size the war is, at the right time, it will cease....so, why would you allow such trials steal your peace and take you away from God who has the final say?

* Joseph did not take his gaze away from God, that is why he left prison to the palace. If he had decided to fight the war, his highest victory would have been freedom and back to his father's house.
* David did not take his gaze away from God, that is why at last, all other tribes of Israel came that he should rule over them.

When we look at our challenges, we take our eyes away from the fact that we are already victorious in Christ Jesus. Let us not be like Rachael in Genesis 30 who told her husband "give me a child or i die". She was robbed of her peace and joy already and eventually died before her son fulfilled destiny. Her husband who trusted God saw and ate from the fulfilment of God's word. She was fighting a war she should not.

Everything God allows brings us to Him and teaches us to be compassionate like Him but we are not enjoying God because we actually don't trust Him to take care of us especially those who don't know Him.

What to do while the war rages
1. Give your life to God
2. Study His word to know Him and His promises for you
3. Praise Him always
4. Keep company with people that know and love the Lord

This is another opportunity to give our life to this God so that we can know Him and have rest from our troubles. Tomorrow might be too late. Matthew 11:28-29 summarised it all.... Come, drop your burden and take up His own, that's all!

Shalom!


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Religion / RIGHT ATMOSPHERE FOR GOD'S PRESENCE by Funkamazing(f): 8:14pm On Aug 11
Lessons from today's fellowship.

For the second quater of this year, God said He will visit us and He did but some of our homes are not in order and so, God could not come in.

This quarter, He is coming with laughter but if our homes have not been put in order, He still won't be able to come in.

Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you. Deuteronomy 23: 12-14


1, The spirit of God will not come into filthy environments. Keep your body and homes clean. Laziness is not attractive.

Some of our homes and bodies are dirty, unkept, smelly, unarranged and rough. This is a hindrance to answered prayers. These environment also attracts cockroaches and rats which brings diseases that causes sickness!!!

Let us wash, wipe, tidyup, arrange, dry, air out, shave, cut, make, repair, etc as needed in our homes and bodies. Don't leave till tomorrow what you should do today.

2, And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.Acts 2:1

The apostles were in one accord.....some of our homes are not united. Individual-living within a home. Unity is very key to God; let us all be in one accord so the spirit of God can dwell in the home.

The spirit of God does not dwell where there is chaos. This means quarrels and strife must stop in our homes and businesses for God to dwell with us and joy/laughter to abound in us.

Even if the other parties in the home are not acting right, look unto Jesus and obey God completely. Let the love of God flow from you as Jesus did to a sinful generation. This counts towards God reigning in our homes. Ask for the grace if you need to and you will be given.

Enough of anger, hatred, malice, bitterness, animosity, hostility, moodiness, resentment, etc. and the King of Glory will come in and LAUGHTER will fill our homes.

Shalom!

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Religion / REMOVING BARRIERS by Funkamazing(f): 2:55am On Jul 14
Learning from today's fellowship

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 1 Corinthians 13:11.

At salvation, we become children of God but babies in the faith. At this time of our journey, If we are not careful, we will bring the ideas, customs and superstitions of the world into our journey.

These and much more are the filth that God help us to wash off at the place of sanctification to make us vessels unto honour 2timothy 2:20-24 before we come into our full inheritance in Christ.

As a result of this childish behaviour, some of us miss out on the blessings meant for us. Most of us speak anyhow as born-again Christians under the guise of being truthful/blunt (forgeting that the tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright) not knowing that this is what is stagnating us as it's an evidence of immaturity.

Some of us are quick to anger (forgeting that anger lies in the bossom of fools.) and are quick to blame others for our temper. If you find yourself stangnant, check your speech and actions. Good will not elevate anyone who will disgrace Him except He is building you up as a scape-goat e.g. pharaoh.

Using company time for personal things while company duties are pending, taking company properties home, pen, paper, fuel,etc. If you think it does not matter, "it's just xyz", why hide it? What this tells God is that you are not faithful in little things and does not YET have the capacity to handle bigger things such as state, national role or higher.

If such a child-heir does not change, he/she might never be great in life.

I conclude with Galatians 4:1-2 "What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees" If we refuse to learn from our tutor the Holy Spirit, we will not overcome the barriers to our breakthrough and will end up as a frustrated christian.

Start today,
1, Ask the Holy Spirit for help.
2, Obey His instructions completely.
3, Keep rising even after a fall.

Shalom!

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Religion / WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM by Funkamazing(f): 1:46am On Jul 13
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.

Today's passage is very very popular, almost every Christian knows it but this afternoon, a new explanation was given to me by the Holy Spirit on the phrase "whoseover believes in Him".

Who is the "Him" we are to believe in and what are we to believe about "Him"?

1,Jesus the SON of God. Luke 9:35...."This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him".

2, The LAMB of God. John 1:29...“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

3, The WORD of God who is also GOD. John 1:1..." In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

4, Our HIGH PRIEST Hebrew 4:14.... " we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,Jesus the Son of God".

5, CREATOR of all things. John 1: 3... " All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made"

6, He is LIFE, He is LIGHT. John 1:4... " In him was life; and the life was the light of men."

7, He is THE SAVIOUR. John 3:16..

8, The great JUDGE. Revelation 22:12... " behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be"

The few points above and much much more are who He is. So, today, when we say we believe in Him, let's ask ourselves , do we believe in ALL that He is and the POWER He possess for our use? Healer, Helper, Deliverer, Father, Warrior, Peace, King, Provider, etc.

If we do believe in ALL that He is, we surely will never "perish, but have eternal life". Let us read the bible more to know more about who He is because " faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17.

Shalom!

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Religion / REBELLION by Funkamazing(f): 2:56pm On Jun 24
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king. 1 Samuel 15:23

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Exodus 22:18

According to Wikipedia, Rebellion is a refusal of obedience or order. It refers to the open resistance against the orders of an established authority.

The books of Numbers shows different instances where there has been rebellion and the disastrous consequences.

Numbers 12 told about Moses siblings rising against him. This caused God to be angry at them, Miriam got struck with leprosy and was put out of the camp for seven days after Moses pleaded on her behalf. I'm sure the honour given to her previously will reduce.

Numbers 14 was where ALL Israel rebelled against Moses and Aaron. Oh my God, the anger of God was terrible to behold and He almost destroyed them all if not for intense appeal from Moses and Aaron. This act ensured the rebels do not enter the promised land and others to remain in the wilderness for 40years.

Numbers 16 is about 253 men headed by Dathan, Korah and Abiram who challenged Moses authority. These men were given "some" of the spirit of God in Moses and they felt that have "arrived". Their punishment spilled to all their family members as the ground opened and they were all swallowed up alive and the ground closed over them.

The 2 bible passages at the beginning of this write-up tells us what rebellion is to God and why he acted as He did at these instances. He sees them as witches and idolators, so they must not be spared.


When it comes to God-ordained authority, it is not in our place to challenge them. Let God decide their fate as He evetually did for Moses and Aaron. To do so is to incure the wrath of God. That does not say we cannot advice them with caution as Moses father-in-law did in Exodus 18.

Disobedience/stubborness is also a type of rebellion. We need the spirit of God to help us see areas where we have been disobeying His order/authority; areas where we've been stubborn in doing the right things at home, church, work, with our spouses, children, neighbours, daily tasks,etc.

This could explain some hardships, demotions and even deaths we are facing in some areas of our lives.

God will help us to submit to His will in ALL areas in Jesus name. Amen.

Shalom!

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Religion / WHEN GOD WANTS TO VISIT by Funkamazing(f): 11:44am On Jun 16
Learning from today's fellowship

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. John 10:27-28

Your TV device will not display videos of it's not turned on. Except for rare occasions, we need to be expectant if we want to hear from God.

When we adjust our environment to usher in the presence of God, we don't tune our TV to pornographic channel expecting to hear God in that environment, no. You tune your mind, environment and focus on where you expect a message from.

Note that a quarrelsome spirit will not hear God, a confused mind cannot hear God neither can you hear God doing satanic/occultic things.

If we don't know God personally, we can't hear from Him. If we can't hear from Him, Even our Pastor can mislead us as in the case of the old and young prophet in 1kings 13.

God speaks 1st to us concerning little things to know if we will obey. Our failure to obey will shut the channel of communication.

How do you know if the voice you are hearing is God's?
1, Messages that comes with fear is not from God. His words comes with peace and direction.
2, Any word contrary to the word of God is not fron God.
3, You must yearn for His voice. Jer. 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

When we hear Him, God is very interested in our obedience. Some of our blessings are hanging because we fail to be obedient. You say God has been silent to you.... have you obeyed His last word with you? The Holy Spirit will keep quiet when we begin to argue with Him. He is waiting for us before His next word. When we obey in little things, He will instruct us on bigger things.

It is when you are close to someone that you hear from Him. You get close to God by:
1, Giving your life to Him. You have to be His own to hear from Him.
2, Read the word
3, Worship Him.

No matter what has gone wrong in your family, hearing and obeying God will turn this tide from you. At the wedding at cannan, John 2, it was not only the word that turned the water to wine, it was also the obedience of the servants.

Yearn for Him.
Hear Him.
Obey Him.
He will surely visit you.

Shalom!

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Religion / JOHN 3 :16 by Funkamazing(f): 3:29am On Jun 13
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Looking at the above bible passage alone, we might not know the gravity of that love or the extent of us perishing if we don't do some calculations. Please get a book and pen.

In various chapters in the book of Leviticus (in the bible), God instructed the children of Israel on the different offerings they MUST bring to ensure that they are not cut off from His people.

1, Chapter 1 tells us about a burnt offering (free will) with A BULL or SHEEP or GOAT or BIRD. According to your capability.

2, Chapter 3 talks about a peace offering (free will)which requires A LAMB OR GOAT

Compulsory Offerings
3, Chapter 4 talks a about a sin offering. This requires a YOUNG BULL (for a priest), or A MALE KID (a leader), or A FEMALE KID or LAMB (common folks)

4, Chapter 5 speaks of the trespass offering where you bring A KID/LAMB or 2 PIGEONS/TURTLEDOVES or FINE FLOUR

5, Chapter 5 continues by informing us that in the instace of a trespass towards the holy things of the Lord, this requires A RAM AND ADD ONE-FIFTH value of the holy item.

6, Chapter 6 mention various sins that requires both restitution with interest and also A RAM offering

7, Chapter 6, continued by instructing the priests to offer GRAINS EVERYDAY.

8, Chapter 12 mandates that a sin offering is made for a woman to cleanse her after childbirth. This is A LAMB and A PIGEON/TURTLEDOVE.

9, Bodily discharges requires at least 2BIRDS according to Chapter 15.

10, The feast of 1st fruits requires A LAMB. The feast of weeks requires 7 LAMBS, YOUNG BULL & 2 RAMS.

11, The feast of tabernacle requires a burnt offering ALSO.

Now, calculate how many you would have bought from your current income and even bought for your children ( Job 1:5 tell us job made sin offerings for his children). Can you afford it? If yes, lucky you.... if no,.........


When we look at all these compulsory and voluntary offerings that the blood of Jesus is now used for, we will know the extent of God's love for us; because if sin does not destroy us, the cost of the sacrifices will actually do.

This blood paid for the sins of generations before us and after us! We can now mathematically understand why we call it the PRECIOUS BLOOD. Not forgeting that the blood also has other uses....PRICELESS.

When next you plead the blood, know that it is the evidence of God's love that ensures that our sins are PAID IN FULL even before we commit them.

AMAZING grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.

Shalom!

NOTE: For those who think today's pastors are collecting too much, if the old testament offerings were still in place, every priest will be looking like the MICHELIN MAN.


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Religion / WALKING IN THE SPIRIT by Funkamazing(f): 9:50am On Jun 09
Learnings from today's fellowship

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25


Marrying into a royal family requires that you are trained in the royal way. I am sure Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle who married Britain's princes went through training (and is still being trained) on mannerism, etiquette, carriage, communication, etc. The bible passage above is telling us that to come into the family of Christ (spirit), we have to stop manifesting the works of the flesh. As new-royal folks, we need to stop sitting anyhow, talking anyhow, associating with the wrong crowd, dressing anyhow, etc.

If the royals of this world can require and insist on these for anyone marrying into their family is it too much for God to ask?

HOW TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT
1, LOOK TO JESUS: When we are in the family of Christ, we need to keep walking in the spirit. Romans 8:5 says " Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires." We need to recognise that we are no longer of the flesh and therefore SET OUR MINDS on the things of the spirit. How do we set our mind? Hebrew 12:2 tells us ... " Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Please note that we cannot look into Jesus if we are still holding onto the things of the flesh. That is why Hebrew 12:1 tells us to 1st " lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us". Then, we can walk in the spirit.

2, SOW IN THE SPIRIT: There are 24hours in a day, give 2.4hours to God's business. Reading the bible, praying, Praise and worship, listening to Godly messages, etc. The more time you spend with a man, you copy the man's character. Spend more time with God to be more like God.

3, BE QUICK TO FORGIVE: Apart from our sins also not being forgiven, when a person offends us, the person is being influenced by a certain demon. Failure to forgive and forget means that demon is still being retained in that person's life. Also, the demon of anger will keep having his way in your own life which is an open door for demonic attack. That is why God FORGIVES AND FORGETS our sins when we become born again to keep the old demons permanently away.

4, LISTEN TO THE PROMPT OF THE SPIRIT: This is what leads to life. This is where your task is differentiated from the others. Where God leads you on your very own journey. Where you walk with God alone and no one else understands you and you don't understand sometimes. But if it's the spirit of God's prompt, it leads to life. John 10:27-28 tells us it's His sheep's that hears and follows Him " MyNow the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25


Marrying into a royal family requires that you are trained in the royal way. I am sure Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle who married Britain's princes went through training (and is still being trained) on mannerism, etiquette, carriage, communication, etc. The bible passage above is telling us that to come into the family of Christ (spirit), we have to stop manifesting the works of the flesh. As non-royal folks, we need to stop sitting anyhow, talking anyhow, associating with the wrong crowd, dressing anyhow, etc.

If the royals of this world can require and insist on these for anyone marrying into their family is it too much for God to ask?

HOW TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT
1, LOOK TO JESUS: When we are in the family of Christ, we need to keep walking in the spirit. Romans 8:5 says " Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires." We need to recognise that we are no longer of the flesh and therefore SET OUR MINDS on the things of the spirit. How do we set our mind? Hebrew 12:2 tells us ... " Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Please note that we cannot look into Jesus if we are still holding onto the things of the flesh. That is why Hebrew 12:1 tells us to 1st " lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us". Then, we can walk in the spirit.

2, SOW IN THE SPIRIT: There are 24hours in a day, give 2.4hours to God's business. Reading the bible, praying, Praise and worship, listening to Godly messages, etc. The more time you spend with a man, you copy the man's character. Spend more time with God to be more like God.

3, BE QUICK TO FORGIVE: Apart from our sins also not being forgiven, when a person offends us, the person is being influenced by a certain demon. Failure to forgive and forget means that demon is still being retained in that person's life. Also, the demon of anger will keep having his way in your own life which is an open door for demonic attack. That is why God FORGIVES AND FORGETS our sins when we become born again to keep the old demons permanently away.

4, LISTEN TO THE PROMPT OF THE SPIRIT: This is what leads to life. This is where your task is differentiated from the others. Where God leads you on your very own journey. Where you walk with God alone and no one else understands you and you don't understand sometimes. But if it's the spirit of God's prompt, it leads to life. John 10:27-28 tells us it's His sheep's that hears and follows Him " My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. "

5, PRAY IN TONGUES: The gift of tongues is given at redemption, but its manifestation waits till sanctification.Romans 8:26 tells us us, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Ephesians 6:18 tells us to pray always in the spirit.

6, LONG FOR THE THINGS THAT MAKE GOD HAPPY: This, in summary means obeying God.

God bless you.

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Religion / JUNE PRAYER by Funkamazing(f): 7:08am On Jun 01
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Happy New Month. It's another 1st day of the month and it's time for fasting and prayer.

This month of June is very significant as it divides the year into two equal parts. This is to give us the awareness that this year will end after we've spent the same amount of days.

So, we do an evaluation. Am I where I want to be? Is this the plan? Am I close to the target or not? Or I've not started my 2019 journey at all. Let's not forget that even though the bible says that "the journey is not for the swift",  it also says  God "gives us power to make wealth".

That is the reason why this month's prayer is focused on divine direction. So we will not just be working without direction.

1, Father I thank you for how far you have come with me. Thank you for every daily load of benefits that you've given me. In Jesus name

2  Lord Jesus, I'm a sinner and your word says "we cannot continue in sin expect grace to abound. GOD FORBID". This morning I come with a repentant heart. I cannot live with my own strengths; it has failed me. I surrender my life to you. Forgive me of my sins and let me begin to live in you. In Jesus name

3, Blood of Jesus, wash me clean of any iniquity in me. Make me worthy to approach the throne of grace today and always. Separate me from every connection that takes me back to my old life. Every convenant, oath, relationships, association, friendship, etc that was separating me from God, separate me from them all. In Jesus name

4, Holy Spirit divine, I need you for this minefield of life. Without you i am dead or worse still useless. Fill me to teach me, lead me, help me, direct me, counsel me...... just be with me In Jesus name

5. Lord direct me to where my business will flourish in this month of June in Jesus name.  Where favour will speak, where patronage will be high, where i am needed, where the works of my hands will be appreciated, in Jesus name.

6. Jesus i am standing in your authority, i overcome every spirit/arrow of distraction staged against my soul. I will be steady,  i will concentrate, i will be focused, i will obtain good result this month in Jesus name.

7, Father, you said in your word that " if anyone lacks wisdom..." we should ask. Father, divine wisdom to do exploits, Lord grant unto me. In Jesus name

8, Father, as I prosper through your directions, I will not fail you, I will not shame you, i will not send people away from the faith with my actions/speech, neither will I bring ridicle to your name In Jesus name.

9  Lord direct the affairs of our nation. We uproot every tree of bloodshed in our nation. Because these innocent blood are shed to glorify the devil, we refuse every action that will not glorify God in our nation and we command "peace be still" in Jesus name.

10, Father we thank you because you've answered us. We will not know a better yesterday as we are going from glory to glory in Jesus name.
Religion / Re: Praise Him by Funkamazing(f): 9:48pm On May 26
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I was going to ignore until I read that part...the first person u call when something happens to ... .... ...Thanks for the post


All thanks to God. Thanks for reading and praise Him, always
Religion / Praise Him by Funkamazing(f): 2:37am On May 26
Learning from today's fellowship.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100

You don't magnify who you don't love. When we fall in love, our conversations with our friends and colleagues will have a dash of our lover's name at regular intervals. "One of the things my love said is ....."

When we face a challenge outside, we call that lover 1st... "my love, do you know what just happened now?". When we get a promotion or good news, we call them 1st. When we had a good day, we tell them 1st. Also when we have a bad and terrible day, we believe talking to them will make us feel better.

Why will we then say that we love Christ and we are too ashamed to talk to Him or about Him? You can't raise an altar to Him , you can't even praise The King of Kings without picking your calls.

When we come together to praise Him, we lift our eyes off our problems/storms and put it on Jesus. Peter sank when his gaze left Jesus and landed on the waves of the storm. When we magnify Him, He appears; He exalts us, He connects us with people we cannot meet on our own.

So many things we are asking God for and it's either not ours or it's not time. Some of us are loaded with anger at God and can't even praise Him. He remains God and you will only be denying yourself of your right.

Why don't you put the devil to shame, drop all your worries and inhibitions. Take your face away from the storm, fix it upon the Lord and let loose before The King in praise....

He will appear.

Shalom!

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Religion / Re: THE ALTAR by Funkamazing(f): 2:55am On May 19
THE ALTAR CONTINUE
Learning from today's fellowship.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out. Leveticus 6:12-13

Classification of altar
1, Godly altar (Genesis 8:20, 12:7, Exodus 24:4)
2, Demonic altar ( Numbers 23:1, Exodus 34:13)

There is no where on this earth that the devil does not have his agents and the way they pay homage to him, the way they give him access into their lives is through their demonic altar. Everywhere they go, they raise altars to the demon who sent them there.

In our neighbourhood, our work places, our markets, our schools, everywhere. Anytime they get to such a place, they call him there. They invoke him to dominate that place for them to be able to operate.

But children of the Most High God will be living their lives as if it's not the same battle field. We walk carelessly, sit carelessly, we don't even know how to bring the King into our jobs, homes, schools, markets, etc. ... That is why we are at the mercy of the devil everywhere and we are just praying compilation of warfare prayers from a book. I'm not asking us to be paranoid but "watch and pray".

Let's take a cue from Moses in Exodus 17:15. Where he called God, Jehovah Nissi...God is my banner. That battle with Amalek was the 1st one for the Israelites after they left Egypt. This banner is not the banner to print programmes, it is the flag carried by those at the frontline of a battalion to show what clan they belong to at the warfront. Let the altar of God be the 1st thing we raise anywhere we go. Let the kingdom of darkness know that you have arrived.

As I said last week, that altar does not need to be different from other parts of that space. Pick a spot, anoint it, call God to take charge of that area, at every time you step there, you give Him thanks and hand that place over to him. You will see the devil lose his hold over you because the environment is not conducive for him to operate. He cannot survive there.

Note that even if a demonic altar has been raised in your space, the moment you raise an altar for Jehovah Nissi, the demonic power is dead. 1Samuel 5:3

1 Thessalonians 5: 17, Pray without ceasing. Bring everything, every person, every desire before God on that altar.


Cancel the actions of demonic altars from that altar. Heal the sick from that altar, cleanse the "leper" from that altar, raise the dead from that spot and cast out demons (Matthew 10:cool


Call names, call places, mention plans/desires. It's not a bother to Him, He wants to know. Let's be empowered to conquer.

Shalom!


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Religion / THE ALTAR by Funkamazing(f): 3:13am On May 12
Learnings from today's fellowship.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out. Leveticus 6:12-13

Types of altars
1, Church altar
2, Personal altar
3, Occultic altar

We know what the church altar is and we have an idea what an occultic altar is used for....

The emphasis today is on the personal altar. This is where you fall in love with God. Where you fellowship with the lover of your soul. Where your two hearts beat as one. Where you have such a good time that you don't want to leave too soon.

Personal altars are very important if we say we are children of God. An active altar gives dominion. No prayer from a burning altar can be stopped.

Across the old testament, we can see the significance of having an altar. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses all built altars when they want to have or already had deep communication with God. With Christ now our lamb and our priest, it seems we think it is no longer necessary but God who now lives in our heart's (you are the temple of the Lord 1Corintians 3:16) eagerly waits for us to sit and fellowship with Him ALONE. Without the choir, the ministers, the ushers, the children

One question for you to answer please, is God in your heart? Before you are quick to answer "Yes", what are the songs you listen to? What are the movies, pictures, etc you watch? When you sit with friends, what are your topics of discussion? Answer these questions sincerely and you will know if God is in your heart because He will not be in the same temple with dagon. You cannot serve God and mammon.

How to build a personal altar.
1, Choose a place. This can be anywhere in your house. It is NOT expected to be marked like a shrine. It could be a chair or bed corner. It can be seperated (for those who have the space) or same as your usual living area.
2, Choose a time. Let it be known by you and God that....Daddy, we meet here by this time everyday. This does not mean that you cannot travel. When you are not home, you pick a place in your new location, anoint it at the SAME TIME and CONNECT to your home altar.
3, Anoint the place and plead the blood of Jesus upon it. Mark it for the King of kings. Sanctify it for the Master's use. At other times of the day, it can be used for other things but at THAT TIME, it's an altar and must be treated as such.
4,Speak to God that you have chosen that spot for your daily fellowship with Him. Ask Him to come and dwell there as Jesus said in John 14:23
5, Read the word.
6,Give the sacrifice of praise, worship and thanksgiving.
7, Make your request known
8, Be silent and listen with your heart. He will always speak if you've fellowshiped and your mind has not drifted off.

NOTE: Don't miss your fellowship time, God will ALWAYS be there waiting. Make sure the fire (Praise, worship, thanksgiving and prayer) on your altar does not go out. You might think it's impossible not to miss a date but if you want THE power, you must adopt John 15 totally, abide in me.

So you think those with occultic altars miss their time? That's why some of us are at their mercy....they dictate what happens in our environment.

If you want the dominion that comes with being a child of God, you need to have the power that flows from the Most high God which you can ONLY get from your powerful personal altar.

Create the time, ask God to give you the grace to meet with Him and He definitely will because He desperately wants to abide and commune with us.

When a date is missed, make amends as to The Lover of Your Soul. Ask for forgiveness and give special "sacrifice". Our God is not like the devil that punishes defaulters of occultic altar agreements severly...but he will not be happy with a missed appointment.

Luke 5:16 told us Jesus OFTEN seperates Himself to the wilderness to pray. Let's be empowered to conquer.

Shalom!



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Politics / Re: Insecurity In North Worse Under Buhari — Northern Elders by Funkamazing(f): 11:38am On May 08
These bandits are from these communities. PMB can not live in our homes with us, when they saw a gang gathering and growing in hooliganism, the elders did not curb it, it's now a national menace, they are blaming the president.... let them blame themselves first.
Religion / Discharged, Acquitted And Compensated by Funkamazing(f): 2:09am On May 06
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1.

This bible passage is powerful. Let's not forget that because we are still in the flesh, we have to constantly keep our souls/thought/act under the authority of Christ because the devil is always looking for ways to make God's own people fall.

This passage dropped into my heart when I was reading Genesis 20, from the beginning where Abraham said Sarah was his sister..... he lied so that he will not be killed by lustful man. Not so that he can "walk in the flesh", but to preserve his own life.

Though the word was not written then, His Person (I AM), who is still the same God acted accordingly and did not condemn Abraham.

God stepped in,
1, Chastised Abimelek.
2, Honoured Abraham by empowering him to pray for the king.
3, Blessed Abraham with livelihood (sheep and cattle), help (slaves), land and riches (shekels of silver).

To Sarah, she was "completely vindicated" (Gen. 20:16). Wow!

Even when Abraham was wrong in lying ( according to God's commandment), but because He was of God and walked not in the flesh but in the Spirit. God was fighting for him and ensured Sarah was not touched and "kept all the women in Abimelek’s household from conceiving".

Instead of condemnation, Abraham and His wife got wealth. Is God's way not mysterious? Abraham was discharged, acquitted and compensated! I pray that as a believer in Christ, my mistakes will not bring me judgement, it will bring mercy and breakthrough in Jesus name.

So, if you read the bible say "judge not", this is one of the reasons. Anyone who looks from the outside will see a "Pastor " committing the sin of lying..... what you don't know is that God sees his heart and will act accordingly.

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. Psalm 145:8.

Shalom!


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Religion / SALTY OR NOT SALTY by Funkamazing(f): 2:09am On May 04
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13.

In chemistry (wikipedia), salt in its natural form is a ROCK and one of its properties is it's conductitivity which means salts conducts electricity (also known as POWER).

The above definition of salt means Jesus knew what he was saying when He called his followers SALT. We actually carry both the Rock of ages and the Power of God in us!

Please note, that anything salt comes in contact with feels it's impact. Either food, water or even steel (one of earth's strongest metals) does not remain the same after salt comes in close and continued contact with it.

Then imagine the shocker, after Abraham's negotiation to save Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:32-33 (Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more.What if only ten can be found there?”He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.” When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.) that God could not find 10 righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah. Ha!

As The Salt, Abraham's faith brought his household to God, which was how Lot became a believer. When in Genesis 13:6-7, Lot and Abraham's household became too large to stay together, they parted ways.

At the time of the destruction, Abraham expected Lot (as a Salt) to have turned his immediate family, his staff and a few people in his community to the Lord. But alas, even Lot's immediate family "were not salted".

Lot lost his saltiness, and so, he was no longer good for anything, except to be destroyed along with everyone in Sodom and Gomorrah. It was Abraham's intercession that stopped Lot's destruction but how did he fare eventually? Terribly.

To be made salty again, John 15 is key for every believer who has lost his saltiness and does not want to be thrown out. We need to retrace our step to The True Vine (The Rock) and Abide in Him who is The Word (His Power).

The Host of heaven are cheering us up. We will make heaven in Jesus name and take as many people as possible along with us.

Shalom!



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Religion / DELAY NOT DENIAL by Funkamazing(f): 9:29pm On Apr 30
"Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.” Genesis 7:4, And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth. Genesis 7:10

Today, we are examining when God makes a promise. We have all heard the bible passage that God is "not a man that He should lie", i want us to also look at the passage which says "For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry." HABAKKUK 2:3

When Noah went into the ark, people would have laughed at him from the 1st day, laughed harder the 2nd day, hardest on the 3rd day. Noah knows God promised him the rain after 7 days but as the days pass by......1, 2 ,3, 4, Noah would have been very tensed-up. Then, the appointed time and God showed up... and their laughter turned to plea for help.

When Lazarus was sick, they sent for Jesus and alas, Lazarus died. When Jesus got there, even Lazarus' sisters lost their faith.

No matter what people are saying, no matter what the realities are showing, please don't doubt God. Hold on to the promises He made to you. He makes everything beautiful in his own time. He WILL come and silence the mockers.He NEVER fails.

Concerning the second coming, He is coming back again. Brethren, be prepared.

Shalom!

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Religion / Praise Not In Stock by Funkamazing(f): 3:37pm On Apr 28
Lola came to hug me of her own free will today and started kissing my face. .....left, right,up, down and as I sat receiving those kisses from my daughter, my love for her filled my heart to bursting point. I know she wants to play with my tablet but I just love what she did in order to achieve her goal.

This event made me understand what praise and worship does to God. If Lola had given me gifts, it would have been from what I have her. But this expression of love is out of my capacity to measure and give her with the instruction to return some.

God cannot give us praise (it's not in heaven's store house) that we will give Him 10% back. He cannot praise Himself and He loves praise. Why don't you give God praise without ulterior motive and watch Him open heavens store house for you.

If you think you have little to thank God for, start from that little and continue with Psalm 136.

Sneak peek from my book


Shalom!


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Politics / Re: Speakership: Nkeiruka Onyejeocha Asks Gbajabiamila To Step Down For Her by Funkamazing(f): 5:13pm On Apr 24
Africanbest:


I was waiting for a feminist to counter my opinion, it took you too long... well, I have no hate on women in politics or helm of affair but you and I know that the challenges and distraction you face is much.... life is no some GAME of thrones movie where you can be female and charge for battle.

what do we do when we need our leader and she has serious period cramps or she just lost an only son or she is not strong enough to tell her opposition to shut up.
well, no matter how we see it or pain it, A WOMAN WILL ALWAYS BE A WOMAN.

I love that last statement. A WOMAN WILL ALWAYS BE A WOMAN.

I pray God surround you with women who will fill your life with joy. You need it.
Politics / Re: Speakership: Nkeiruka Onyejeocha Asks Gbajabiamila To Step Down For Her by Funkamazing(f): 9:26am On Apr 24
Africanbest:
Married women in politics is nice, because you get the ruling and leadership of her and her husband.. then if she has a small boy boy, he is also in the helms of affair.

No matter how a woman hides it, emotions can't be separated from them, even the feminists joined feminism out of emotions...

So,

But the man's rule is not from his wife, girlfriend and family members influence. And men are without emotion?

What an age to be female

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Religion / Truth And Malice. by Funkamazing(f): 12:23pm On Apr 23
TRUTH AND MALICE.

TRUTH!
Now there was a famine in the land—besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time—and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar.......When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,”...........So Abimelek summoned Isaac and said, “She is really your wife! Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac answered him, “Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.” Then Abimelek said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the men might well have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.” Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. Genesis 26:1-12

MALICE!
......He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him..........So all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.Then Abimelek said to Isaac, “Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.” Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, “The water is ours!”.........Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also.......... Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces............. Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. That day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, “We’ve found water!”. Genesis 26:13-32

Today's bible passages buttress the point from the bible passage of the previous bible study. 1Peter2:19-21 http://olufunkeayorinde.blogspot.com/2019/04/suffering.html?m=1

Isaac had his 1st breakthrough in a strange land when his lies were exposed and he acknowledged it..... he planted during a famine and reaped a hundredfold........wow! He "suffered lack for a sin he committed".

Having a source of water is invaluable for a shepherd. Imagine Isaac's torment of being denied his own well with his large herd He probably would have to beg others to fetch from their well. He would have to agree to their terms too (fetch water after us, your boy must not come here again, your flock's faeces is disturbing is, your men must sweep the side of the wall,etc) and he kept cool.

Isaac's biggest breakthrough came because he suffered for a sin he did not commit and he did not keep malice or hold a grudge. God was busy moulding Isaac into a better man before he got a larger share of his father,Abraham's blessings.

For those of us who still have sin in our lives and we can give excusea for it like Isaac... i lie so that he will not be angry, i stole to feed my children, I'm doing yahoo yahoo because the white man stole from us, I'm doing runs to get revenge over men, my employer also stole from the government,etc..... keept it up. You are only delaying God's blessing over your life.

Also, for those of us that can keep records of both real and perceived wrong done to us....let us learn from Isaac. He had the right to be bitter, but he chose to be better and embraced his adversaries with love. This unlocked the earth's resource for him and no one could contend with him over it.

Holy Spirit divine, help us so that Abraham's blessings will be ours. With man, it is impossible, with God, all things are possible.

Shalom!

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Religion / Re: Facing Challenges? by Funkamazing(f): 7:29am On Apr 23
Some sufferings are because of sin, while some are spiritual attacks. A born again Christian should know which one he/she is facing.
Religion / Facing Challenges? by Funkamazing(f): 3:55pm On Apr 21
Learnings from today's fellowship.

"For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called,because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps." 1Peter 2:19-21

The bible passage above tells us that we will suffer for doing the right thing. This does not mean the same suffering that Jesus suffered such that every one will witness it on the street; rather, each person's suffering (also called cross) is different.

As Christians who have left the "milk" of the word, the meat/bone of the word is that suffering is one of the "jewerries" of a child of God. It is a "rite of passage" to a higher level in Christ. Just like Christ, we "pass through" in order to have His power.[i] "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death"[/i]Phil.3:10.

THE POWER COMES FROM THE SUFFERING.

These suffering is for us to be blessed and for God to be glorified. These sufferings can also be likened to the fire used to purify Gold. The heat required for low-carat gold is lower than the heat meant for a higher-carat gold, so why are you comparing your trials to your neighbours.

Don't forget that He knows us because He knitted us in our mother's womb, so He will not allow us to be tempted more than we can bear 1Cor. 10:13 and He is ready to comfort us as Jesus was 2Cor. 1:5.

Some dirt/habits/attitudes need to be taken off permanently before we are blessed....failure to remove these filth will result into shame when we get promoted which God does not want.

From today, embrace your suffering and ensure you let go of the filth quickly so you don't stay too long in the fire and watch what Master-piece the Master will make of you.

To His glory and for your blessing/elevation.

Shalom!


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